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Sarah Palin Has Earned an Estimated $12 Million Since July
ABC News ^ | April 13, 2010 | Matthew Mosk

Posted on 04/13/2010 7:45:31 AM PDT by Zakeet

Pundits can debate the political costs and benefits of Sarah Palin's decision to step down as Alaska governor, but the monetary advantages of leaving her $125,000-a-year public service post are beyond dispute.

Since leaving office at the end of July 2009, the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee has brought in at least 100 times her old salary – a haul now estimated at more than $12 million -- through television and book deals and a heavy schedule of speaking appearances worth five and six figures.

That conservative estimate is based on publicly available records and news accounts. The actual number is probably much higher, but is hard to quantify because Palin does not publicize her earnings. She reputedly got a $7 million deal for her first book, with the bulk of that money due after her resignation as governor, and $250,000 per episode, according to the entertainment trade press, for each of eight episodes of a reality show about Alaska for the The Learning Channel. She has managed to keep a lid on reliable figures for her earnings from a multi-year contract with Fox News and a second book deal with HarperCollins.

A Palin aide responding to questions from ABC News said the governor "is now a private citizen. As a result, her fees and earnings are private."

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: booktour; income; millionaires; palin; speaking
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We think it is terrible for a politician to be paid money for book deals and speaking engagements

1 posted on 04/13/2010 7:45:32 AM PDT by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

Good for her.


2 posted on 04/13/2010 7:45:55 AM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Lurker

Yes, good for her.

The libs were trying to bankrupt her through those nuisance “ethics” lawsuits in Alaska, so I hope now Sarah is laughing all the way to the bank.


3 posted on 04/13/2010 7:47:27 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Forcing one person to pay for the irresponsibility of another is NOT social justice.)
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To: Zakeet

I guess I’m going to start hating her now that she’s making all that money. Thanks, ABC News, for keeping me informed.


4 posted on 04/13/2010 7:48:05 AM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Zakeet

I see similar articles all the time about the Clintons, Al Gore, Tom Daschle, etc.

/sarcasm


5 posted on 04/13/2010 7:48:22 AM PDT by denydenydeny (The welfare state turns us all into zoo animals, mouths open, waiting for the next feeding.)
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To: Zakeet

Good.

I only wish it was a hundred million. I’m a fan of capitalism.

God bless her and her family.


6 posted on 04/13/2010 7:48:43 AM PDT by Daisyjane69 (Michael Reagan: "Welcome back, Dad, even if you're wearing a dress and bearing children this time)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

The left is sorry they forced her from office in Alaska.

They’ll never admit it but they would have been better off if she went quietly back to work for Alaska.

GO SARAH GO SARAH


7 posted on 04/13/2010 7:49:02 AM PDT by Carley (Are you better off than you were four trillion dollars ago?)
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To: Zakeet

THE MSM went after her in a feeding frenzy and now they’re shocked that she has more than enough notoriety to make a living off the fame they bestowed upon her?

She made millionaire’s lemonade from the lemons they threw at her. Good for her.


8 posted on 04/13/2010 7:49:40 AM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: Zakeet

Levi Johnston burned a very expensive bridge. :)


9 posted on 04/13/2010 7:50:03 AM PDT by Free State Four
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To: Lurker

Exactly. Good for her. Living well is the best revenge. You just know the looney left’s blood shoots out of their eyes with envy and greed at the thought of her success.

Love it.


10 posted on 04/13/2010 7:50:41 AM PDT by farlander (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: Zakeet

That will buy a lot of snow mobiles and moose burgers.


11 posted on 04/13/2010 7:51:48 AM PDT by llevrok (Resistance Now.)
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To: Zakeet

Damn good for Sarah!
After the hell the left put her and her family through she deserves every penny and a lot more.


12 posted on 04/13/2010 7:53:01 AM PDT by Artemis Webb (Any dissent means you are a troll.)
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To: Zakeet

You read my mind.


13 posted on 04/13/2010 7:53:18 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

Not me - with results like that, I’d like to put HER in charge of the stimulus plan. :-)


14 posted on 04/13/2010 7:53:36 AM PDT by knittnmom ("...only dead fish 'go with the flow'". - Sarah Palin 7/09)
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To: llevrok

And guns, lots of guns and ammo.


15 posted on 04/13/2010 7:55:47 AM PDT by muddler (Obama is either incompetent or malicious, and it makes little difference which.)
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To: Zakeet

I hope this covers the legal fees from the frivolous lawsuits that her opponents kept filing on phony ethics charges when she was in office as Governor. Even so, she deserves to be paid well to live in comfort and not have to go bankrupt because people did not like her or her policies. Sarah isn’t going away and I am thankful for that.


16 posted on 04/13/2010 7:57:11 AM PDT by kevinm13 (Tim Geithner is a tax cheat. Manmade "Global Warming" is a HOAX!)
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To: Zakeet
"Sarah Palin Has Earned an Estimated $12 Million Since July "

You beat me to it.

I was just going to say that Hillary got that much for a book that she didn't even write, and nobody bought.
17 posted on 04/13/2010 7:57:29 AM PDT by FrankR (Those of us who love AMERICA far outnumber those who love obama - your choice.)
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To: knittnmom

Well said, km. You noticed I forgot to add the < /sarcasm> tag.


18 posted on 04/13/2010 7:57:49 AM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Zakeet

Palin’s making so much money may be what ultimately convinces those originally persuaded to the contrary that she’s very bright indeed.


19 posted on 04/13/2010 7:59:07 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Zakeet

Obama has made millions, and he hasn’t even done anything yet, let alone written a book.


20 posted on 04/13/2010 8:01:05 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Zakeet

Scintillating news. May she get a gazillion more (and provide the impetus for a gazillion dollars in Pepto Bismol purchases by envious, dyspeptic liberals).


21 posted on 04/13/2010 8:02:41 AM PDT by rhema ("Break the conventions; keep the commandments." -- G. K. Chesterton)
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To: Zakeet
And why hasn't the Press gone after Mike Huckabee? Could it be because they want this loser to run?

Wonder how much money he has made since the last campaign?

Today, it's front page news here in Arkansas, that Janet Huckabee is now an official Florida resident and has the drivers license to prove it. Yep, she's loving the Miramar Beach (Destin) area so much shes decided to call it her "home".

The Huckster is so busy dividing his time between New York, Florida and rarely Arkansas that he's forgotten where he came from. For the most part, his North Little Rock Mansion sits empty.

22 posted on 04/13/2010 8:03:13 AM PDT by spectre ( Spectre's wife)
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To: Zakeet

And she’s earned every penny!
The dorks at ABC News....eh, not so much.


23 posted on 04/13/2010 8:03:22 AM PDT by ozark hilljilly (Obama & Co.: ARROGANT, STUPID, SEDITIOUS & TREASONOUS)
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To: denydenydeny

Yeah, the DBM always tells us how much the Dhimmis’ wardrobe costs, too.


24 posted on 04/13/2010 8:04:33 AM PDT by Canedawg (I'm not digging this tyranny thing.)
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To: Zakeet

The libs hate anyone who has actually earned money due to their abilities.

They love the Obamaloon, who never did anything and never will...but he’s doing all that nothing with other people’s money.


25 posted on 04/13/2010 8:05:47 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

Yep. I figured it was implied in your statement. :-)


26 posted on 04/13/2010 8:07:19 AM PDT by knittnmom ("...only dead fish 'go with the flow'". - Sarah Palin 7/09)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

People were perplexed when she resigned, but I think it now looks like it was a good move.


27 posted on 04/13/2010 8:07:48 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Not after she gets done paying her taxes on that $12M.

Wonder how many jobs she has created—let’s see, she has a staff, PR people, no doubt a few stylists, wardrobe people, etc. Then there are the hotels, resturaunts, etc.

Sarah Palin: one woman stimulus program that works.


28 posted on 04/13/2010 8:08:28 AM PDT by jazminerose
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To: Zakeet

No, we (some of us) think it is less than worthy of respect for an elected official to quit mid-term in order to pursue personal enrichment of the financial kind.


29 posted on 04/13/2010 8:08:36 AM PDT by wtc911 ("How you gonna get down that hill?")
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To: Zakeet

SWEET REVENGE!!!


30 posted on 04/13/2010 8:09:19 AM PDT by LADY J (Change your thoughts and you change your world. - Norman Vincent Peale)
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To: Zakeet
These Communists are in high dudgeon about this and yet they have said/written NOTHING about Al Gore making nearly $1 Billion in his Global Warming scam!

Hypocrite, thy name is Democrat!

31 posted on 04/13/2010 8:10:57 AM PDT by OldMissileer (Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, PK. Winners of the Cold War)
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To: LADY J

Wow!~ Not bad for someone whom the left considers “stupid” and non-intellectual!


32 posted on 04/13/2010 8:12:02 AM PDT by princess leah (1)
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To: Lurker
Good for her.

Dam Right!!

Good for her!:)

33 posted on 04/13/2010 8:12:29 AM PDT by painter (No wonder democrats don't mind taxes.THEY DON'T PAY THEM !)
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To: Lurker

You betcha!!!!


34 posted on 04/13/2010 8:12:56 AM PDT by Anti-Hillary (Pretty soon everything in this country will be "free", except it's people!)
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To: Lurker

I’m jealous, lol. Seriously, good for her. If I had the opportunity to make that kind of money I would. I hope someday I have that opportunity.


35 posted on 04/13/2010 8:13:03 AM PDT by Halls (Jesus is my Lord and Savior)
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To: OldMissileer
Hypocrite, thy name is Democrat!

There's no such thing as hypocrisy in the world of moral relativism. Anything is Good if it's for the Good Side.

Gore's hundreds of millions are Good Money, because he's on the Good Side. Palin's millions are Bad Money, because she's on the Bad Side.

36 posted on 04/13/2010 8:13:38 AM PDT by TChris ("Hello", the politician lied.)
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To: Lurker

The best revenge is living well. Go for it, Sarah.


37 posted on 04/13/2010 8:13:53 AM PDT by cld51860
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To: Zakeet

Now she will be able to buy her own clothes for the next RNC convention.


38 posted on 04/13/2010 8:14:06 AM PDT by Slyfox
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To: Zakeet

What has Zero ever done to ‘earn’ his millions?


39 posted on 04/13/2010 8:14:19 AM PDT by edge10 (Obama lied, babies died!)
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To: Zakeet
Al Gore's net worth went from $2 million in 2000 to $100 million in 2008

Linky Thing: ManBearPig Gets Rich

40 posted on 04/13/2010 8:16:10 AM PDT by tx_eggman (Liberalism is only possible in that moment when a man chooses Barabas over Christ.)
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To: Zakeet

Unlike some politicians who steal my money, she has no money from me.


41 posted on 04/13/2010 8:18:18 AM PDT by BallyBill (WARNING:Taking me serious could cause stress related illness.)
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To: Zakeet
The name of the reporter who wrote this story, Matthew Mosk, rang a bell.

After a few minutes of memory searching, it came to me. Matthew Mosk is the (former?) Washington Post reporter who found himself deeply entwined in the MD4Bush Freeper story; logging onto somebody else's FR account to read private Freepmails. More info on that story can be found on Google, here.

42 posted on 04/13/2010 8:18:41 AM PDT by onemiddleamerican (FUBO - and all your terrorist buddies, too!)
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To: Daisyjane69
I only wish it was a hundred million. I’m a fan of capitalism.

God bless her and her family.

Ditto what you said.

43 posted on 04/13/2010 8:20:08 AM PDT by TChris ("Hello", the politician lied.)
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To: wtc911

I suppose that would be true, if that’s why she resigned the office. I don’t think it was.


44 posted on 04/13/2010 8:20:35 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Build a man a fire; he'll be warm for a night. Set a man on fire; he'll be warm the rest of his life)
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To: Zakeet

Good for her!


45 posted on 04/13/2010 8:21:19 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Lurker

But but but...

she’s not one of “the elite”!

How DARE she become wealthy!


46 posted on 04/13/2010 8:21:34 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: Zakeet
Well, it certainly is obvious that Sarah Palin personally commands and uses the strategy and tactics necessary to defeat our home grown communist perverts.

The last notable person to defeat communists was, let's see, Ronald Reagan.

As a private citizen, Sarah can expose and demand investigation of political opponents, an act illegal for sitting politicians, but only enforced against Republicans.

Sarah makes the leftists stupid as well as angry, God bless her!

47 posted on 04/13/2010 8:22:23 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Sarah and the Conservatives will rock your world.)
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To: farlander

It’s not her success that bugs them so much.
It’s that she didn’t go to the “right” schools
and is successful.


48 posted on 04/13/2010 8:22:26 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: Zakeet

I noticed ABC didn’t have the daily countdown today telling us how many troops were killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.


49 posted on 04/13/2010 8:23:51 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Alfred E. Neuman for President! Oh, wait a minute ...)
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To: Zakeet
COOL!!!

That's great for her and her family and a slap to those leftists zealots who were trying to drive her family into bankruptcy thru all of those ridiculous legal charges they made against her in Alaska.

50 posted on 04/13/2010 8:25:41 AM PDT by R0CK3T
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